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Theatre is a powerful storytelling tool that provides insight into our ideas, relationships, and emotions. The life of these stories, much like performance itself, is difficult to preserve over time. However, just as it is our mission to tell these stories today, Roundabout believes we must preserve them for the next generation: for Roundabout as an institution, for our future audiences, for scholars and for artists.
 
Roundabout’s living archives seek to preserve materials related to current works and the 50 years of its nationally acclaimed, Tony- and Drama Desk–Awarded classical and new work. The archives contain everything from stage props to historical correspondence with artists and administrators, allowing us to re-experience a performance and learn from the people who created it. Just as important, the archives also contain the institutional documents that chronicle how the company grew from a 150 seat off-off-Broadway theatre to one of the largest not-for-profit theatres in the country.
 
Putting a high priority on making these resources available, the archives can be accessed through an online database and in our on-site research facility. In celebration of our recent 50th Anniversary season and the years ahead, Roundabout exhibits important content from the archives on social media and in the lobbies of our theatres to allow us as a community to reflect deeply on our past as we look at the impact of our legacy and the direction of our future.

Funding for the archives is generously provided by the Leon Levy Foundation and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Pictured at top: Mary Steenburgen and Robert Sean Leonard in the 1993 production of  Candida. Photo credit: Carol Rosegg for Martha Swope Associates